The weekend wasn't all heartbreak and misery. No ma'am, no sir!
There was also… crafting. And crafting – as you know – often means peg dolls. These little friends might be my favorite peg dolls ever. In fact, I'm certain they are.
So induldge me just one more time in a Parade of Small Wooden People across your moniter.
Would you do me that? Thank you kindly. You're ever so polite.
They are tiny – about an inch tall. I bought the blank bodies here and painted them with watercolor paint. (Normally I use acrylics but something about the woodgrain showing through in Margaret's dolls has me inspired.)
I'll give each one a rub with a beeswax and oil wood polish before they are done.
My intention was to turn them into zipper pulls and put them in my Etsy shop but I'm not sure I have it in me to take a drill bit to their cute little heads anymore.
Plus we've found they make the perfect little game pieces for our favorite board game. Way cuter than a plastic pawn, don't you think? We might have to use them for all of our games from now on.
Edited to say: I decided to put a few in my Etsy shop. If you'd like some for your own family pop over and I'll custom paint them for you!
Oh. And then there were the butterflies. (I know. I need help.)
With felt wings and watercolor painted bodies, these three critters became part of our Valentine mobile. The kids and I made it in less than an hour using watercolor paper hearts, an embroidery hoop, and some ribbon.
And by hanging them from the ceiling they are safe from the rising flood waters! Such a bonus. (Let's hope the roof doesn't leak.)
Okay. I'm done now. Thanks for bearing with me and the peg people madness!